Early voting begins Monday at Oak Park Village Hall

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By Anna Lothson

Staff Reporter

Oak Park and River Forest residents wanting to cast their vote before the Nov. 6 election can do so starting Monday, Oct. 22.

Running from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 3 (Mondays through Saturdays) the polls will be open at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Voters do not need a reason to vote early. Residents can also vote at any of the over 40 other early voting sites around Cook Country. For a full list of early voting site visit the Cook County Clerk's website.

For more information on early voting in Oak Park, call (708) 358-5670 or email clerk@oak-park.us.

Email: anna@oakpark.com Twitter: @AnnaLothson

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Posted: October 25th, 2012 5:49 PM

Thank you Bruce. I don't mind educating people on energy issues but believe this heavy handed way method is out of line. The Green Party has a lot to offer but would prefer they act more like libertarians on such issues.

Bruce Samuels from OAK PARK  

Posted: October 25th, 2012 3:00 PM

The West Side Greens, a local of the Green Party, proposed the following: "Shall those companies that wish to drill for or supply natural gas derived from hydraulic Fracking be required to inform residents of OP Township of the hazardous chemicals and risks in the process and be prohibited from supplying natural gas derived from hydraulic fracking to Oak Park Township customers". This advisory referendum also serves as an educational tool.

Teresa Powell  

Posted: October 24th, 2012 11:14 PM

These two local referenda are submitted by the Township, based on a citizen proposal. More information about them may be available at their office, 383-8005.


Posted: October 23rd, 2012 1:27 PM

Thanks Teresa. Who (specific person) proposed the "Oak Park Township, Natural Gas" and "Oak Park Township, Amend Constitution" referendum questions?

Teresa Powell  

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 1:11 PM

For a sample ballot: www.cookcountyclerk.com Left sidebar My Voter Information: Enter name, address and you can print sample ballot and referenda questions. Today machines are working, the County has twice as many judges, all moving smoothly.

Resident from Oak Park  

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 8:46 PM

Is there any place online where we can see what the ballot in Oak Park looks like? Are there any referendums on the ballot?

Bill Heineke from River Forest  

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 2:18 PM

I wanted to vote early, but, heeding the old Illinois Bell tag line, "wise men phone first," I called the Village Clerk's office first. Voting had started, come on over. Arrive by bicycle about 30 minutes later. The scanners weren't working, so it took about an hour to vote. By the time I voted, it had started raining. Rode home in the rain. Do these VOP bureaucrats have so little disregard for taxpayers, they can't say, heh, we're slow due to some machine problems?

PeopleSoft First  

Posted: October 21st, 2012 10:43 PM

My father was a staunch conservative and voted straight line Republican until the day he died. Now, he votes Democrat.

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